Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission

St Michael's College

The Admission Office at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for the Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission position. The position involves cultivating relationships with inquiring students, visiting with them in their home regions and on-campus, evaluating their admission applications, and individually encouraging them to choose Saint Michael’s College during yield season. The Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission will represent Saint Michael’s College to a variety of constituencies in a range of settings. Important functions include high school visits, college nights, college fairs, and alumni contacts. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated and supportive admission team and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment.

The position requires availability during both weekends and evenings. A significant amount of overnight travel will also be required for approximately 8 weeks in the fall and 4 weeks in the spring. A car will be provided for college-related travel.

Job Responsibilities included in this position:

  • Develops a nuanced understanding of high schools in an assigned geographic territory and acts as the primary admission contact for those schools. Plans and executes a significant travel schedule on behalf of the College to support this relationship-building
  • Uses strong analytical and decision-making skills to read and evaluate a large number of applications while meeting deadlines
  • Maintains all travel contacts and timely filing of all reports regarding all activities (this includes a reporting/rating of all activities, expense reports, and follow-up with counselors and students)
  • Contacts prospective applicants personally to encourage applications and follows up with admitted applicants
  • Makes effective, regular on-campus presentations to visiting groups of students and their families
  • Meets individually with prospective students and families on and off campus
  • Additional duties might include conducting campus tours, working with student groups on campus, overseeing special scholarships, organizing on-campus programs for prospective students, or other assigned projects

The college is committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity among students, faculty, and staff; therefore, all members of the community are expected to contribute to fostering an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. Applicants with past experiences and contributions to creating such an environment will be given strong consideration.

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Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.


Applicants should have the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • The ability to convincingly articulate the value of a liberal arts and sciences education at a Catholic institution
  • Flexibility and dependability
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, excellent organizational ability, the ability to multi-task, the ability to accept responsibility, the ability to be self-reliant, and the ability to complete assigned tasks on schedule
  • Knowledge of and experience with social networking and technology is desirable
  • The ability to successfully pass driving record check. For criteria please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix.

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a driving record check and background check.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter including a statement articulating your philosophy to facilitating an inclusive and equitable admission process, and the skills and experiences you will bring to contribute to these efforts. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the Admission team has an important role to play in that commitment.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2023, and continue until the position has been filled.

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